ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers

Jo Gregory, St George's, University of London

Gain an introduction to ECG assessment and ECG interpretation

This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is needed to competently perform the ECG test in clinical practice.

Discover the importance of ECG tests

The electrocardiograph (also known as electrocardiogram) or ECG/EKG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings.

Competent recording, reading and interpretation are vital to ensure safe and effective care, yet ECGs are commonly undertaken by unqualified and junior staff, who have received little training. With this course, you’ll learn why an EKG test can be so useful, as well as some of the clinical applications of them.

Explore how to record an ECG

Over two weeks, you will be guided through a step-by-step approach to undertaking the procedure, including ECG lead placement, and how to deal with common challenges you may face in obtaining a high-quality ECG reading.

By the time you’re finished, you’ll understand the steps involved in recording a standard 12 lead ECG.

Learn how to read ECG results

As you progress through the course, you will also explore the principles of electrophysiology, and how to recognise a normal heart rhythm, as well as signs of arrhythmia.

You’ll work on your ECG reading skills, learning how to read ECG reports and what various elements mean.

You will learn through demonstrations and interactive animations, and you’ll get to check your knowledge and deepen your understanding through a variety of quizzes and peer discussions.

This course is suitable for a range of existing healthcare providers, including qualified and student nurses, paramedics and support workers. It’s designed to give an introduction to ECG assessments and the process behind it. Anyone interested in ECG interpretation can benefit from this online course.

Dates:
  • 3 May 2021
  • 8 February 2021
  • 21 September 2020
  • 20 July 2020
  • 18 May 2020
  • 17 February 2020
  • 11 November 2019
  • 16 September 2019
  • 27 May 2019
  • 10 September 2018
  • 14 May 2018
  • 18 September 2017
  • 22 May 2017
  • 13 March 2017
  • 29 August 2016
  • 11 April 2016
  • 29 February 2016
  • 19 October 2015
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  • Language: English Gb

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